Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hour 6.5....

Now my VERY cranky toddler is blissfully asleep, and my 9 year old daughter is playing with her ipod.  I had to forgo any and all reading for the past hour and a half, because my kids needed me.  And that's fine, because their hilarious little people!  Well, except for the last 10 minutes before someone's naptime.. that was not overly hilarious, believe me. 

I am now going to read a bit of Echo to get my brain into a nice reading mode, and then I am going to start Crispin: The Cross of Lead, and the beginning just has me hooked immediately.  It is an historical fiction for young people:

ENGLAND, A.D. 1377

"In the midst of life comes death."  How often did our village priest preach those words.  Yet I have also heard that "in the midst of death comes life."  If this be a riddle, so was my life.

    The day after my mother died, the priest and I wrapped her body in a gray shroud and carried her to the village church.  Our burden was not great.  In life she had been a small woman with little strength.  Death made her even less. 

     Her name had been Asta.

     Since our cottage was at the village fringe, the priest and I bore her remains along the narrow, rutted road that led to the cementary.  A steady, hissing rain had turned the ground to clinging mud.  No birds sang.  No bells tolled.  The sun hid behind the dark and lowering clouds. 

Doesn't that sound good???!!! 

HAPPY READING!

8 Blabs:

softdrink said...

Readers rule
Readers rock
But don’t forget
To go for a walk

Diane said...

You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

Somer said...

Woo hoo! You're doing great! Hope you're having fun so far! READ! READ! READ!

Linda said...

Sounds great! Enjoy!

Louise said...

Its the 11th hour of the Read-a-Thon. How are you holding up? I'm cheering for you. You can do it!!!

softdrink said...

Reading is fun
Reading is great
Hope you’re able
To stay up late!

Lisa said...

One of my boys read "Crispin" and really enjoyed it. Hope you do, too!

~Jennifer~ said...

I'm looking forward to kiddie bedtime. That's when the serious reading can start!

You're doing great!!

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